Games firm Netmarble to raise $2.35B in Korea’s largest IPO since 2010

Netmarble, one of the world’s top mobile and PC gaming firms, has filed to raise as much as $2.35 billion (2.66 trillion won) through an IPO in its native Korea. The firm said in a filing [in K

Korea’s AIM raises $1.6M for its mobile trading service

Seoul-based startup AIM has closed $1.6 million in seed funding to bring its artificial intelligence-powered app for financial investments to market in Korea, and potentially other parts of Asia. Th

Pokémon Go is finally available in South Korea

Many may have stopped playing Pokémon Go, last year’s smash hit mobile game, but fans in Korea are just getting a taste of the action after it launched in their country today. That’s righ

The TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul goes down TONIGHT!

The big night is tonight! At 6pm, the TC Meetup + Pitch-off is going down in Seoul, South Korea. We’ll be joined by some of the brightest minds in the local tech scene to discuss going global an

Talking diversity, going global at the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul

You might have already read about our forthcoming TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul next week. But what you might not know is that we’re integrating more content into the program so you can hear fr

The TC Meetup + Pitch-off is heading to Seoul, SK on October 27

Get ready for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul, because we’ll be there soon. On October 27, the TC team will descend on South Korea to hold one of our world-famous pitch-offs, in which 10 comp

Apply now for the TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul on October 27!

TechCrunch is headed to Seoul, South Korea and we can’t wait to see what kind of gadgets and services are coming out of one of the biggest technology hubs in the world. We’re bringing the

Samsung and SK Telecom to launch world’s first nationwide network for the Internet of Things in South Korea

Samsung Electronics said today that it will partner with SK Telecom to build a LoRaWAN network for the Internet of Things that will cover all of South Korea. The two companies claim that this the worl

Korean On-Demand Cleaning Startup WaHome Scores $1M In Seed Funding

WaHome, a Seoul-based on-demand home cleaning service, has landed $1 million in seed funding, which it will use to hire more engineers, build features for its Android and iOS apps, and launch in more

Lessons from Seoul’s Two Sharing Economies

As a Fulbright grantee, I spent part of the last year researching the sharing economy in Seoul. One of my main findings? Korea actually has two. The first is small-scale, hyper local and socialist in

Leading Seoul Accelerator SparkLabs Presents Its Fifth Startup Batch

With its high smartphone penetration rate, extremely speedy broadband, and government support, South Korea’s startup ecosystem is one of the most notable in Asia. SparkLabs, one of Seoul’s top acc

Inspired By Bauhaus Design, ShapeKit Lets Kids Create Gorgeous Animations

Being a child is awesome because every little thing is an adventure. Rolling over, sitting up, eating solids, making letters, telling time--life is one milestone after another. As a jaded adult, it’

And The Winners Of TechCrunch’s First Meetup In Seoul Are…

Last Thursday we held our first TechCrunch meetup in Seoul, Korea, in association with Campus Seoul from Google.

Here’s The Agenda For The TechCrunch Meetup In Seoul On April 16

This Thursday, TechCrunch is staging our first Pitch-off and Meet-Up in Seoul, South Korea, in collaboration with Google Campus. With just over 48 hours to go, we wanted to give a full picture of the

Meet The Startups That Will Pitch At The TechCrunch Meetup in Seoul

The TechCrunch Meetup in Seoul presented by Campus Seoul is set for April 16 at the aA Design Museum and we’re thrilled to announce the startups vying for your attention in the great pitch-off. We f

Daum Kakao Debuts Uber Rival KakaoTaxi In South Korea

Daum Kakao, the maker of South Korea’s most popular messaging app, launched KakaoTaxi in Korea today. The new service is a potentially strong competitor to Uber and is the beginning of Daum Kakao's

TechCrunch Meetup + Pitch-Off is Coming To Seoul Next Month

TechCrunch is thrilled to be heading to South Korea in a few short weeks, and we want to see all you Seoul techies there! On April 16, several TechCrunch writers and editors will head to Seoul for the

With $29M In Funding, Memebox Brings Korean Beauty Products To The World

For many people around the world, their exposure to Korean pop culture is still limited to the aural and visual wonders of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video. In much of Asia, however, the demand for K

Korean E-Book Platform Ridibooks Raises $8M Series B

<a target="_blank" href="">Ridibooks</a>, which claims to be South Korea’s largest e-book vendor, announced that it has raised a $8 million Series B to improve it

Global Hackathon Seoul Will Be The First Event Of Its Kind Sponsored By The City’s Government

Seoul's city government hopes to get more people interested in its startup scene by sponsoring <a target="_blank" href="">Global Hackathon Seoul</a>, which will take pl
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